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Guide to the Elliott C. Levinthal Viking Lander Imaging Science Team Papers, 1970-1980
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PP04.02-1 I: Photographic Images

Scope and Content Note

This series contains images taken from both the Viking 1 and 2 orbiters and landers. It includes color and black/white 8 x 10 prints with descriptive captions, 12 x 6 positive/negative film pairs of lander images, circular projection images, panoramic mosaics, and 35mm slides that were utilized for presentation purposes.

PP04.02-2 II: Maps

Scope and Content Note

This series contains maps of the Martian surface. It includes shaded relief maps, topographic and geologic maps, as well as rectified photomosaic maps.

PP04.02-3 III: Anaglyph and Stereo Imaging

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials related to the documentary film Mars in 3D film and equipment utilized for stereo and anaglyph viewing. It includes film prints, audio reel-to-reel soundtracks, scripts, and technical descriptions of the documentary film.

PP04.02-4 IV: Publications

Scope and Content Note

This series contains published materials such as books, newsletters, bulletins, press kits, technical reports and articles related to the imaging aspects of the Viking Mission. A sampling of the reports includes Instrumentation Research Laboratory Reports (Stanford University), Multispectral and Stereo Imaging on Mars, Exploring the Surface of Mars with the Viking Camera, Stanford’s Trip to Mars, Lander Imaging as a Detector of Life on Mars, and Topography from the Lander Camera. Professional journals and commercial magazines include Icarus: International Journal of Solar System Studies, Journal of Geophysical Research, Science, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Astronomy, and National Geographic. In addition to these there are substantial series of Viking Mission Status Bulletins and Science Activities (Viking) Newsletters.

PP04.02-5 V: Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

This series contains ephemera items such as bumper stickers, buttons and brochures pertaining to the Viking Mission to Mars.